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What In Fact are Dedicated Servers?

When we speak of hosting web servers, there are three major varieties - shared hosting servers, VPS (virtual web servers) and dedicated servers. Shared hosting web servers host a lot of clients and hence the resources per user account are restricted, virtual private servers give you more server configuration liberty, but also influence other private virtual hosting servers on the hardware node if used unwisely, and dedicated servers offer you the option to do everything you choose without interfering with anyone else.

Why would you need a dedicated servers?

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Dedicated servers are traditionally much more expensive than shared servers or VPS web servers. Why would anyone, then, want to use them? The answer is rather simple. If your company has a heavy resource-devouring web site, or just has very special server architecture requirements, the most suitable choice is a dedicated servers. For somebody who is willing to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is not a concern. You gain complete root access and can use 100 percent of the physical machine's resources without anyone else availing of these system resources and interfering with your web sites.

Hardware specifications

The majority of web hosting corporations, incl. us at HADO Host, provide different hardware configurations you can select from in consonance with your requirements. The hardware configurations include different types of processors, a different amount of cores, different RAM memory and server hard drive sizes and different monthly traffic allowances. You can pick a hosting CP, which is a convenient graphical user interface if you want to utilize the dedicated servers for hosting purposes only and prefer not to use a Secure Shell console for all the changes you will be making. We offer three sorts of Control Panel software - Hepsia, DirectAdmin and cPanel.

The hosting Control Panel of your choosing

If you are a self-reliant Linux user (our dedicated hosting servers are powered by Linux or other Unix-based OSs), you could administer your dedicated servers through SSH only. That, though, could be awkward, particularly if you want to grant full root-level access to somebody else who has less technical proficiency than yourself. That is why having web hosting Control Panel software pre-installed is a brilliant idea. The Hepsia web hosting CP software that we offer does not offer full root access and is mainly suitable for someone who owns lots of web sites that devour a lot of system resources, but would like to administer the online portals, databases and electronic mail accounts through an easy-to-use hosting Control Panel. The DirectAdmin and cPanel Control Panels, on the other hand, grant full root access and offer three access levels - root, reseller and user. If you plan to resell web hosting accounts instead of utilizing the dedicated servers just for yourself, you should select one of these two.

Server monitoring and backup procedures

Last but not least, there is the issue of monitoring the dedicated servers and of backing it up. In the event of a predicament with your dedicated hosting web server, like a non-responsive Apache or a network downtime, it is desirable to have some sort of monitoring system activated. Here at HADO Host the system administrators monitor all dedicated servers for ping timeouts, and, if you order a Managed Services upgrade, they monitor the separate services on the dedicated servers as well. Backups are also an additional option - the web hosting vendor offers you data backups on our own backup web servers. You could pick a type of RAID that would permit you to store the very same data on two hard disks as a protective measure in case of a hard disk failure, or in case someone whom you have ranted complete root access deletes something by accident.